The Man Who Would Not Hate
The Story of Festo Kivengere
As told for kids by Jill Briscoe
Word Publishing, Dallas, Texas
© 1991 Jill Briscoe Used by permission All rights reserved
1. Into the Night 1
2. The Briefing 4
3. Africa 9
4. Revival and Anger 15
5. "I've Just Met Jesus!" 21
6. The Martyrs 25
7. The Terror Begins 32
8. Death in the Stadium 39
9. Charity 50
10. "Kill Them!" 58
11. "You're Next" 70
12. Loving the Enemy 77
13. Heaven's New Song 82
References and Notes 87
For Further Reading about Festo 89
With thanks to Kappie Griesell for her help in researching the life of Bishop Festo Kivengere, to Jane Wrede for her delightful illustrations of Hark, to Sue Ann Jones for her marvelous job of editing, and to Laura Minchew of Word Publishing for her guidance and support of the project. A special thanks goes to the staff of African Enterprise for their help with this book.
From the Back Cover of the Book
"Look out!" shouted a student. Soldiers were jumping over the school walls, rounding everyone up, and beating them. Then everyone was taken off to prison. Festo's daughter was one of them.
The new president Idi Amin, was determined to wipe out Christianity in Uganda. Amin's secret police began to arrest and kill Christians. Festo refused to hate and rebel against Amin. He continued to spread God's Word even when it meant he and his family might die.
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